If needed, sweep incumbents in primary elections

Published: October 27, 2012

Ray Charlesworth (Your Views, Oct. 21) quoted Sen. Tom Coburn's “Wastebook 2012”about the failure of Congress to address our nation's problems. Charlesworth said he wants to “clean house of Democrats and Republicans” and he'll do his “part and vote against all incumbents.”

Taken at face value, I can go along with that concept, starting with the president on down come Nov. 6. However, stop a minute to consider what this really means. In Oklahoma it means we'd be voting against U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, Jim Lankford and Frank Lucas. If we do that in this general election, we'll be voting for Democrats who will come on board just when our country needs strong conservatives. The time for an incumbent sweep is in the primary elections.

As for me, I'll be voting for Mitt Romney for president and/or the incumbent Republicans. I also hope Republican candidates will replace Reps. Dan Boren and John Sullivan, who are leaving office.

Anne Rodgers, Oklahoma City

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